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Development of eContent for Delivery of an Undergraduate Electromagnetic Course Using Mobile Devices Al-Zoubi A. Y., Princess Sumaya University of Technology, Jordan, Ammar Al-Atiat, International Turnkey Systems, Egypt. .
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Undergraduate Electromagnetic Course
Using Mobile Devices
Al-Zoubi A. Y.,
Princess Sumaya University of Technology,
International Turnkey Systems,
methodologies for creating and deliveringeducational
deal of animation and simulation in order to reach into the
The electromagnetic course, for example, is one of the most
difficult subjects to teach, both for students and lecturers,
because it requires an understanding of complex mathematics
to solve complicated electric and magnetic field problems.
Electromagnetics is taught today much as it has been taught for the
last several decades.
Yet, no body has seen the electron or touched the wave.
conditions to be able to solve the equations and then to
understand the solutions for the variation and propagation of
The EM course is delivered at PSUT in a variety of blended learning
ways. These including text, equations, simulation and animations
of problem formulation and solving.
of choice for students and faculty at leading Universities.
Thus, an EM course module was designed at PSUT, as a pilot project.
The design was based on the standard (analysis, design, development,
implementation and evaluation) method.
past decade. It has added a lot of functionality to the simple mobile
phone to open up a new era to users.
Mobile learning will enable access to all kinds of resources.
Advancement as such can also be used to assist people to learn on
an “Anytime, Anywhere” basis.
feedback and analyze students and teachers awareness on
mLearning. An online questionnaire was setup containing
questions ranging from acceptance of the EM eCourse to devices
used for mLearning:
1- Factors that Influence the Choice of a Mobile Device for Use,
2- Mobile Learning Platform,
3- Services Offered by Mobile Learning.
emails for professors in the 22 universities, and 415 student. Only 137
professors and students responded of whom 41.61% were student
and 51.83% were lecturers and researchers. Almost all possessed a
mobile phone while only 15.33% possessed a handheld computer or a
of the Factors that Influence the Choice of a Mobile Device for Use in
a Mobile Learning Environment.
Mobile Learning Platform.
Through the Use of Mobile Learning.
1- screen size and resolution and battery life were the most important factors that influence the choice of a mobile device used in a mobile learning environment
2- the speed and cost of downloading new content were the most important features of the mobile learning platform,
3- its user friendliness and graphics capabilities such as videos, audios and illustrations in the course content were less important,
4- half of the sample considered accessing notes and course content as the most important of the function and services expected from the use of mobile learning,
classroom learning, but rather to offer another way to deliver content
and to embed learning into daily life.